Private Maldonado successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at MCRD San Diego as one of 73 recruits in Training Platoon 2122. While in recruit training Private Maldonado achieved Sharp Shooter.
Following his ten days home on leave he reported to Camp Pendleton for one month at Military Combat Training. Private Maldonado will graduate MCT March 3rd. He will then attend Military Occupation Specialty school in North Carolina, New River Marine Base, where he will learn to work on Ospreys Helicopters.
After graduating this schooling he is uncertain where his MOS duty will be.